Process Agent

What is the role of a process agent?

 

A process agent is a representative/an address upon whom court papers may be served. Such agent accepts services of notices, proceedings or documents on behalf of their overseas clients in situations where it is not possible for them to be served abroad. They also can act in a broad capacity for a company including but not limited to: acting as an agent for court actions, receiving documents in connection with arbitration proceedings and receiving notices under contracts where an independent party is needed. A process agent is also known as registered agent, resident agent , statutory agent or agent for service of process in other jurisdictions but the role is analogous.

Why do you need a processing agent?

The role for a process agent can be vital for cross-border transactions. If one of the involved parties does not have a physical presence or address within the jurisdiction where the transaction is taking place, serving legal documentation can become a long and overly complicated process. Further to that, if papers have to be served abroad, where the relevant transaction party has its presence, this can cause delays, among other issues.

How can we assist?

 

We offer process agent services to clients who have entered into legal agreements in a jurisdiction for which a local agent appointment is required. In cases when clients have no representation in Hong Kong, our Hong Kong office is able to provide those clients with such agent in Hong Kong.

Case study

An individual client recently engaged our process agent Hong Kong services for a period of 25 years. The client lives overseas and bought a property in Hong Kong, which he mortgaged through a local Hong Kong bank / financial institution. One of the conditions of the mortgage deed was to have a local agent in place and we were happily to assist the client with this matter.

 

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About Us

HKWJ Tax Law & Partners Limited is an international boutique firm providing its clients tailor-made tax services, audit, accounting & company incorporation and advisory services in Hong Kong and around the globe. HKWJ Tax Law & Partners Limited is a proud member of the HKWJ Group.

Our Services

Our services include not only tax law advice on beneficial structures for corporations and private individuals, but also tax compliance services, such as Hong Kong tax returns, Hong Kong employers returns and Hong Kong transfer pricing documentation. When required, we assist our clients with their tax disputes, investigation or litigation that may arise during the course of their businesses or their private life. Within the HKWJ Group, various other services are provided such as business advisory, consultancy services, digital marketing, and human resources solutions.

In addition, we are much more than a tax firm as we offer accounting & audit services, incorporation of company & company secretarial services and process agent services. All our services are carried with the utmost confidentiality and respecting our strict privacy policy.

Our Vision

The tax system in Hong Kong is simple but not straight forward. Globalisation has resulted into Hong Kong accepting various international tax standards, making its tax laws more complicated. At HKWJ Tax Law & Partners Limited, we are guiding our clients through this challenging tax law climate, thereby contributing to the growth of their success. Only together, we all grow.

Our People

Our accountants and tax law advisors have all a professional background in either accounting or tax laws and gained in-depth accounting & tax knowledge from large accounting & law firms. As your trusted accounting and tax advisor, we can make your taxes issues less stressful and worrisome, and hopefully, make them even go away. In addition, our in-house consultants can assist with business advisory services, risk management, compliance, digital marketing, and human resources solutions.

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